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Shippen Place Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Shippensburg
Certificate of Excellence
Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“What a nice surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

This was not a chain hotel so we weren't sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised and pleased with our accommodations. Front Desk staff was efficient and very helpful. Breakfast, which was included, was good. My only complaint, if I may have one, is every time we we went outside to the parking lot, through the rear door, we were met with clouds of smoke from the smoker's station. I would stay here again and recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Connie S
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rebeccaheefner, Guest Relations Manager at Shippen Place Hotel, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Thank you for sharing the details about your recent visit. We appreciate you giving your feedback about your experience. We are committed to delivering the highest level of service to our guests, your feedback will help us correct and improve our services to better achieve our primary goal. It is so nice to hear that you were pleased with our accommodations and that our Front Desk staffs were efficient and very helpful. We hope that you will be more satisfied on your next stay should you decide to stay with us again in the future.
We look forward to serving you again.
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

My room was right above the hotel bar and the music is blarring and people are outside and inside yelling around. This has lasted until past 1am each night!. No consideration for the other people in the hotel. The breakfast is very spars, with most of it being breads and cereal. They do have a waffle maker but no meats or filling type foods. The only good thing that I have to say about the hotel is that it has free internet and was cheap, but that was because of the corporate rate the company I work for, has. Very disappointed for all the hype.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Jupiter, Florida
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122 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

We booked a suite so our daughter could visit the college. The hotel is very good but could be excellent with just some attention to details. For example, the bathrooms are really too small. Then, no towel hooks on the back of the bathroom doors and one soap bar? For three people and then no shampoo/conditioner? The breakfast was lame. While the hotel is priced moderately high for what you get, its not unreasonable to expect some attention to the entire package.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Big D
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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

If you are staying in shippensburg this is the best place to stay
Clean rooms, good restaurant and bar.
Not a ton of extras, no pool or workout area but nice atmosphere for a night stay. I don't know if there is WI FI but I did not need it

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank ken j
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Pineville, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

This is reasonably priced well maintained hotel in the middle of the downtown. The staff was polite and efficient. The beds were comfortable and everything was clean and well kept. The restaurant in the hotel is convenient but the prices are just a little high and the food delivery was slow on a slow night so, the restaurant is nothing special, order a pizza or something else delivered instead. Parking was very close, well lit and easy in and out...and free. Internet service was good too. I don't plan to return to Shippensburg soon but when I do I hope to find Shippenplace still the same for a stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Mike C
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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153 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is an above average modern hotel in the middle of downtown Shippensberg, PA. Easy parking, nice patio restaurant attached to a lively bar. Excellent service and clean rooms. This is a relaxing stay if you find yourself in this area.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Alex C
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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

We needed a place to stay for one night. Most places off the highway were twice the price. Shippen Place had really reasonable rates - around $80 + they gave us a 10% discount for being AAA members.

Desk staff were very helpful, room was clean and well-appointed. Two beds, coffee machine, even had a mini fridge which was a big help for us. Basic, but clean and exactly what we needed. Comfy beds.

We did not eat at the attached restaurant, but it's nice that there's a place right there to grab a drink or a bite - you can also order room service.

If you're staying in the area, this place is a no-brainer.

Room Tip: we asked for a room in the back (not overlooking the street) because we heard that street view rooms...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank BrooklynKitKat
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Property: Shippen Place Hotel
Address: 32 E. King Street, Shippensburg, PA 17257
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Shippensburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Shippensburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Shippen Place Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 57
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